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NOTE: The Solicitations and topics listed on this site are copies from the various SBIR agency solicitations and are not necessarily the latest and most up-to-date. For this reason, you should visit the respective agency SBIR sites to read the official version of the solicitations and download the appropriate forms and rules.

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  1. X1.01: In-Situ Resource Characterization, Extraction, Transfer, and Processing

    Release Date: 07-18-2011Open Date: 07-18-2011Due Date: 09-08-2011Close Date: 09-08-2011

    The ability to characterize, collect, transfer, and process resources at the site of exploration on the Moon, Mars, and Near Earth Objects (NEOs)/Phobos can completely change robotic and human mission architectures. The subtopic seeks proposals for the design and subsequent build of hardware and technologies that perform critical functions and operations for characterization, collection, transfer, and processing operations that can be inserted for integration into on-going and future system-level development and demonstration efforts.

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. X2: Propulsion

    Release Date: 07-18-2011Open Date: 07-18-2011Due Date: 09-08-2011Close Date: 09-08-2011

    Human Exploration requires advances in propulsion for transport to the moon, Mars, and beyond. A major thrust of this research and development activity will be related to space launch and in-space propulsion technologies. These efforts will include earth-to-orbit propulsion, in-space chemical propulsion, in-space nuclear propulsion, and in-space electric propulsion development and demonstrations. NASA is interested in making propulsion systems more capable and less expensive.

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. X2.01: Low Cost Heavy Lift Propulsion

    Release Date: 07-18-2011Open Date: 07-18-2011Due Date: 09-08-2011Close Date: 09-08-2011

    Heavy lift launch vehicles envisioned for exploration beyond LEO will require large first stage propulsion systems. Total thrust at lift-off in will probably exceed 6 million pounds. There are available, in-production, practical propulsion options for such a vehicle. However, the cost for outfitting the booster with the required propulsion systems is in the hundreds of millions of dollars (2011 $). This cost severely limits what missions NASA can perform. Low cost design concepts and manufacturing techniques are needed to make future exploration affordable.

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. X2.02: High Thrust In-Space Propulsion

    Release Date: 07-18-2011Open Date: 07-18-2011Due Date: 09-08-2011Close Date: 09-08-2011

    This solicitation intends to examine a range of key technology options associated with cryogenic, non-toxic storable, and solid core nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) systems for use in future exploration missions. Non-toxic engine technology, including new mono and bi-propellants, is desired for use in lieu of the currently operational NTO/MMH engine technology. Handling and safety concerns with toxic chemical propellants can lead to more costly propulsion systems.

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. X2.03: Electric Propulsion Systems

    Release Date: 07-18-2011Open Date: 07-18-2011Due Date: 09-08-2011Close Date: 09-08-2011

    The goal of this subtopic is to develop innovative technologies for high-power (100 kW to MW-class) electric propulsion systems. High-power (high-thrust) electric propulsion may enable dramatic mass and cost savings for lunar and Mars cargo missions, including Earth escape and near-Earth space maneuvers. At very high power levels, electric propulsion may enable piloted exploration missions as well.

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. X3: Life Support and Habitation Systems

    Release Date: 07-18-2011Open Date: 07-18-2011Due Date: 09-08-2011Close Date: 09-08-2011

    Life support and habitation encompasses the process technologies and equipment necessary to provide and maintain a livable environment within the pressurized cabin of crewed spacecraft. Functional areas of interest to this solicitation include thermal control and ventilation, atmosphere resource management and particulate control, water recovery systems, solid waste management, habitation systems, food production, environmental monitoring and fire protection systems. Technologies must be directed at long duration missions in microgravity, including earth orbit and planetary transit.

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. X3.01: Enabling Technologies for Biological Life Support

    Release Date: 07-18-2011Open Date: 07-18-2011Due Date: 09-08-2011Close Date: 09-08-2011

    Biochemical Systems for CO2 Removal and Processing to Useful Products

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. X3.02: Crew Accommodations and Waste Processing for Long Duration Missions

    Release Date: 07-18-2011Open Date: 07-18-2011Due Date: 09-08-2011Close Date: 09-08-2011

    Critical gaps exist with respect to interfaces between human accommodations and life support systems for long duration human missions beyond low Earth orbit. New technologies are needed for management and processing of human fecal waste and for clothing and laundry. Proposals should explicitly describe the weight, power, volume, and microgravity performance advantages. Human Fecal Waste Management

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. X3.03: Environmental Monitoring and Fire Protection for Spacecraft Autonomy

    Release Date: 07-18-2011Open Date: 07-18-2011Due Date: 09-08-2011Close Date: 09-08-2011

    Environmental Monitoring

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. X3.04: Spacecraft Cabin Ventilation and Thermal Control

    Release Date: 07-18-2011Open Date: 07-18-2011Due Date: 09-08-2011Close Date: 09-08-2011

    Future spacecraft will require quieter fans, better cabin air filtration, and advanced active thermal control systems. Small Fan Aero-Acoustics

    SBIRPhase INational Aeronautics and Space Administration
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